Experimental Cryosurgery of the Adrenal Gland of Animals

Histopathologic Studies and Assay of the Endocrine Function
  • Shigeo Tanaka


Adrenalectomy (2) has been performed as ablative endocrine therapy for advanced breast cancer and prostatic cancer patients (1,4,6). We attempted safe and quick cryosurgical ablation of the adrenal glands in animal experiments. Summarized results on histopathological and functional changes of the adrenal glands after cryosurgery by Tanaka et al. (5,7) are presented in this chapter.


Adrenal Gland Plasma Cortisol Level Adrenal Function Coagulation Necrosis Zona Glomerulosa 
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